Mazda MX-5 Ground Clearance in Quick-to-Read Graphs

Ride height changes trhough history

Quick notes on Mazda MX-5 clearance

    • Estimated clearance for generation: 138 mm (5.4 in)
    • Offroad abilities: below average
    • Ride height per person: 69 mm (2.7 in)
    • Clearance when loaded: 106 — 118 mm (4.2 — 4.6 in)
    • Risk of damage on bad road: quite high
    • Clearance to tire height: 138 mm / 95 mm
    • Ride height to disc diameter: 138 mm / 419 mm
    • Clearance on larger wheels (+1 in): 150 mm
    • Difference with world average: -23 mm
    • Clearancell rating: 4 / 10

Clearance to power ratio

  • 2.0 SkyActiv-G — 1.3 hp/mm
  • 1.5 SkyActiv-G — 0.9 hp/mm

    Clearance to torque ratio

  • 2.0 SkyActiv-G — 1.5 Nm/mm
  • 1.5 SkyActiv-G — 1.1 Nm/mm

    Clearance to fuel consumption ratio

  • 1.5 SkyActiv-G — 23 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • Vehicle Clearance Ride height to engine cc Safe road bump height Difference from world average Ride height to car height
    2.0 SkyActiv-G 135 mm
    (5.3 in)
    68 mm/L 102 mm
    (4 in)
    -19% 10.8
    1.5 SkyActiv-G 141 mm
    (5.6 in)
    94 mm/L 108 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -14% 11.5
    Vehicle 2.0 SkyActiv-G
    Clearance 135 mm (5.3 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 68 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 102 mm (4 in)
    Difference from world average -19%
    Ride height to car height 10.8%
    Vehicle 1.5 SkyActiv-G
    Clearance 141 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 94 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 108 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -14%
    Ride height to car height 11.5%

    Quick notes on Mazda MX-5 clearance

      • Estimated clearance for generation: 125 mm (4.9 in)
      • Offroad abilities: poor
      • Ride height per person: 62.5 mm (2.5 in)
      • Clearance when loaded: 93 — 105 mm (3.7 — 4.1 in)
      • Risk of damage on bad road: high
      • Clearance to tire height: 125 mm / 98 mm
      • Ride height to disc diameter: 125 mm / 406 mm
      • Clearance on larger wheels (+1 in): 137 mm
      • Difference with world average: -36 mm
      • Clearancell rating: 2 / 10

    Clearance to power ratio

  • 2.0 SkyActiv-G — 1.4 hp/mm

    Clearance to torque ratio

  • 2.0 SkyActiv-G — 1.6 Nm/mm
    Vehicle Clearance Ride height to engine cc Safe road bump height Difference from world average Ride height to car height
    2.0 SkyActiv-G 125 mm
    (4.9 in)
    63 mm/L 92 mm
    (3.6 in)
    -29% 10.1
    Vehicle 2.0 SkyActiv-G
    Clearance 125 mm (4.9 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 63 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 92 mm (3.6 in)
    Difference from world average -29%
    Ride height to car height 10.1%

    Quick notes on Mazda MX-5 clearance

      • Estimated clearance for generation: 125 mm (4.9 in)
      • Offroad abilities: poor
      • Ride height per person: 62.5 mm (2.5 in)
      • Clearance when loaded: 93 — 105 mm (3.7 — 4.1 in)
      • Risk of damage on bad road: high
      • Clearance on larger wheels (+1 in): 137 mm
      • Difference with world average: -36 mm
      • Clearancell rating: 2 / 10

    Clearance to power ratio

  • 1.5 SkyActiv G — 1 hp/mm
  • 2.0 SkyActiv G — 1.3 hp/mm

    Clearance to torque ratio

  • 1.5 SkyActiv G — 1.2 Nm/mm
  • 2.0 SkyActiv G — 1.6 Nm/mm

    Clearance to fuel consumption ratio

  • 1.5 SkyActiv G — 21 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 2.0 SkyActiv G — 19 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • Vehicle Clearance Ride height to engine cc Safe road bump height Difference from world average Ride height to car height
    1.5 SkyActiv G 125 mm
    (4.9 in)
    83 mm/L 92 mm
    (3.6 in)
    -29% 10.2
    2.0 SkyActiv G 125 mm
    (4.9 in)
    63 mm/L 92 mm
    (3.6 in)
    -29% 10.2
    Vehicle 1.5 SkyActiv G
    Clearance 125 mm (4.9 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 83 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 92 mm (3.6 in)
    Difference from world average -29%
    Ride height to car height 10.2%
    Vehicle 2.0 SkyActiv G
    Clearance 125 mm (4.9 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 63 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 92 mm (3.6 in)
    Difference from world average -29%
    Ride height to car height 10.2%

    Quick notes on Mazda MX-5 clearance

      • Estimated clearance for generation: 136 mm (5.4 in)
      • Offroad abilities: below average
      • Ride height per person: 68 mm (2.7 in)
      • Clearance when loaded: 104 — 116 mm (4.1 — 4.6 in)
      • Risk of damage on bad road: quite high
      • Clearance on larger wheels (+1 in): 148 mm
      • Difference with world average: -25 mm
      • Clearancell rating: 4 / 10

    Clearance to power ratio

  • 1.8 MZR — 0.9 hp/mm
  • 2.0 MZR — 1.2 hp/mm

    Clearance to torque ratio

  • 1.8 MZR — 1.2 Nm/mm
  • 2.0 MZR — 1.4 Nm/mm

    Clearance to fuel consumption ratio

  • 1.8 MZR — 19 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 2.0 MZR — 17 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • Vehicle Clearance Ride height to engine cc Safe road bump height Difference from world average Ride height to car height
    1.8 MZR 136 mm
    (5.4 in)
    76 mm/L 103 mm
    (4.1 in)
    -18% 10.9
    2.0 MZR 136 mm
    (5.4 in)
    68 mm/L 103 mm
    (4.1 in)
    -18% 10.8
    Vehicle 1.8 MZR
    Clearance 136 mm (5.4 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 76 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 103 mm (4.1 in)
    Difference from world average -18%
    Ride height to car height 10.9%
    Vehicle 2.0 MZR
    Clearance 136 mm (5.4 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 68 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 103 mm (4.1 in)
    Difference from world average -18%
    Ride height to car height 10.8%

    Quick notes on Mazda MX-5 clearance

      • Estimated clearance for generation: 136 mm (5.4 in)
      • Offroad abilities: below average
      • Ride height per person: 68 mm (2.7 in)
      • Clearance when loaded: 104 — 116 mm (4.1 — 4.6 in)
      • Risk of damage on bad road: quite high
      • Clearance on larger wheels (+1 in): 148 mm
      • Difference with world average: -25 mm
      • Clearancell rating: 4 / 10

    Clearance to power ratio

  • 1.8 MZR — 0.9 hp/mm
  • 2.0 MZR — 1.2 hp/mm

    Clearance to torque ratio

  • 1.8 MZR — 1.2 Nm/mm
  • 2.0 MZR — 1.4 Nm/mm

    Clearance to fuel consumption ratio

  • 1.8 MZR — 19 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 2.0 MZR — 17 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • Vehicle Clearance Ride height to engine cc Safe road bump height Difference from world average Ride height to car height
    1.8 MZR 136 mm
    (5.4 in)
    76 mm/L 103 mm
    (4.1 in)
    -18% 10.9
    2.0 MZR 136 mm
    (5.4 in)
    68 mm/L 103 mm
    (4.1 in)
    -18% 10.9
    Vehicle 1.8 MZR
    Clearance 136 mm (5.4 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 76 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 103 mm (4.1 in)
    Difference from world average -18%
    Ride height to car height 10.9%
    Vehicle 2.0 MZR
    Clearance 136 mm (5.4 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 68 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 103 mm (4.1 in)
    Difference from world average -18%
    Ride height to car height 10.9%